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Jun 17, 2017

Technical Documentation and Data to Assist Manufacturing and Assembly

The Detailed Design stage can produce a range of technical documentation and data which should facilitate smooth and economical production. Consider these ideas to assist your manufacturing business

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May 04, 2017

Overall Equipment Effectiveness OEE and the 6 Big Losses

Overall Equipment Effectiveness OEE is a method of measuring key aspects of production, and then working towards improvements based on information and data.

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Apr 16, 2017

Production and Manufacturing Engineering

For small manufacturers, Production and Manufacturing Engineering considerations will involve design engineers working closely with shop floor-based technicians, engineers and suppliers.

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Apr 16, 2017

Small Manufacturer Supply Chain: What about the Supply Chain?

Small Manufacturer Supply Chain: What about the Supply Chain? Everybody seems to mention it, but how can small manufacturers fully understand and win work in the Supply Chain?

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Apr 16, 2017

State-of-the-art technologies: 3D Printing, Virtual Reality, Robotics IoT

State-of-the-art-Technologies: How you can gain competitive advantage with 3D Printing, 3D Scanning, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Robotics, IoT and Industry 4.0

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Apr 16, 2017

3D Printing Jigs, Fixtures, Gauges and Manufacturing Tools

3D Printing Jigs, Fixtures, Gauges and Manufacturing Tools. How Production-based SMEs can justify and use 3D Printers

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Apr 16, 2017

Apprenticeships Vocational Training: Initiatives and Organisations

Apprenticeships Vocational Training: Sources of practical help, plus details of initiatives and organisations ideal for improving skill levels and accessing vocational training programmes.

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Apr 14, 2017

Meet the Director Manufacturing

Meet the Director Manufacturing Specialist Mark Lynch, Advice Manufacturing Founder. See my experiences across industry sectors and professional credentials, which underpin our thinking and principles

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Jan 16, 2017

Engineering Analysis and Testing

Engineering Analysis and Testing: Product development may include analysing a design, by modelling it to understand its performance under different simulated conditions. Thorough testing then follows.

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Jan 15, 2017

Concept Design: Successfully Sourcing and Generating Ideas

The Concept Design stage includes generating ideas, and then screening them to identify the best ones. Following this the remaining ideas may be developed and tested before the best 1 is taken forward

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Jan 15, 2017

3D Printing Industrial Examples

3D Printing Industrial Examples: A strictly industry-based look at how this inspirational technology is being exploited for better products

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Jan 10, 2017

Necessary Bridges: Public Speaking and Storytelling for Project Managers and Engineers

Question: What are the qualities of a Great Engineering Leader? Answer: To be a great engineering (or any other field) leader, one must be a good allrounder,

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Jan 05, 2017

Advanced Manufacturing Security Industry: UK Manufacturing Technology Centre

Advanced Manufacturing Security Industry: Director's Visit and Report - Advanced Manufacturing for Defence and Security Applications, at the UK Manufacturing Technology Centre Catapult

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Jan 05, 2017

Lean Manufacturing PDCA Deming:Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) – The Deming Cycle

Lean Manufacturing PDCA Deming Cycle: Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) is a continual improvement methodology championed by one of the founding fathers of quality management, Dr. W. Edwards Deming.

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Jan 04, 2017

Manufacturing Reports: Manifestos and Industry Reports

Manufacturing Reports: Manifestos and Industry Reports setting out the future trends for SME Manufacturers

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Jan 01, 2017

High-End Automotive Industry

High-End-Automotive-Industry: Extensive use of virtual design and digital manufacturing throughout the product development process

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Dec 26, 2016

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Standards

Standard Operating Procedures show the current best way of doing something. A standard operating procedure (SOP) documents this ‘best practice’ so it is clearly understood by all.

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Dec 24, 2016

Lean Manufacturing Cost Capacity: The 2 Big Considerations, Cost and Capacity

Lean Manufacturing Cost Capacity: Should I make or should I buy? It’s a common question manufacturers routinely have to grapple with. Remaining competitive often depends on the answer.

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Dec 24, 2016

Product Launch and Development Process Review

Your new Product Launch will require effort, resources and a well thought out plan. Again, depending on the nature of your product and the industry sector, product launch practices will vary.

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Dec 24, 2016

Understanding Competitors, Market Research and Mass Customisation

Be clear who your competitors are and the threat they pose. Also see how Market Research can give you clarity about customer needs. See how mass customisation can exactly match customer requirements.

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Dec 19, 2016

Supply Chain Engineering Businesses: Understanding the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Engineering Businesses: Supply Chain Fundamentals - Gain a better understanding

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Dec 16, 2016

Concurrent Engineering: What the Best Performing Manufacturers Do 1

What the Best Performing Manufacturers Do - 1: Concurrent Engineering, the right people and the right environment.

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Nov 23, 2016

Engineering Career Coaching: Helping You become the Best Engineer Possible

Engineering Career Coaching: Your chance to be the best possible engineer you can be with clarity, goals and the execution of a step-by-step plan

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Nov 21, 2016

Gemba

Gemba is related to management by sight. Japanese in origin, it means ‘the real place’. In Lean Manufacturing, the Gemba refers to the place where the work actually takes place.

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Nov 17, 2016

Future Manufacturing Initiatives: Inc. The Internet of Things & Industry 4.0

Future Manufacturing Initiatives: Keeping engineers and SME manufacturers informed of trends & future opportunities. Inc. The Internet of Things & Industry 4.0

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Oct 24, 2016

Career Coaching for Engineers: Contact Form for Career Coaching

Career Coaching for Engineers: Contact Form for Career Coaching - Professional Advice for Ambitious Engineers

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Oct 24, 2016

CAD Design Help: Contact Form for CAD Outsourcing or CAD Freelancers

CAD Design Help: Contact Form for CAD Outsourcing or CAD Freelancers. Let's discuss your needs. Get in contact now!

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Oct 24, 2016

Engineering Internship: Engineering Student Placement

Engineering Internship: Industrial Placement information for students to increase their employability and for businesses to access talent and skills

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Oct 23, 2016

Match Your Engineering CV

Match Your Engineering CV: Match Your CV (or Resume) to the Advert, the Importance of Concrete Evidence and a Positive Outlook and Mind-set.

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Oct 19, 2016

Small Business Manufacturing Network:

Small Business Manufacturing Network: Why not join for greater exposure, more recommendations, referrals and new orders. Or search to quickly find a supplier.

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Oct 19, 2016

Practical DFMA: Practical Guidelines for Great Engineering Design 2

Practical DFMA: With VE for new product development and VA of existing products, cost can be ‘designed out’ of parts, by using the same guidelines to remove unnecessarily expensive features.

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Oct 16, 2016

Interesting Engineers

Interesting Engineers: Making a difference in society & doing interesting stuff. Let's get more youngsters in the profession & galvanize the public!

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Oct 12, 2016

Innovation for Small Manufacturers

Innovation for Small Manufacturers: The best manufacturing businesses, both small and large, are undertaking a range of innovative activities to deliver commercial success. Here’s how…

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Oct 03, 2016

Total Productive Maintenance

Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is an approach where routine maintenence tasks are carried out by operators who use the equipment, in preference to specialists.

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Oct 03, 2016

Value Stream Mapping

Value Stream Mapping is a technique used to illustrate the flow of materials, parts and information. The aim is to increase what is valuable to the customer, by removing what is wasteful.

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Sep 30, 2016

Remanufacturing business help: Returning products to the original specification

Remanufacturing business help: Returning used products to their original specification and performance. Repair, restore and replace worn product parts.

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Sep 26, 2016

Manufacturing Business Help: Small design and engineering business advice

Manufacturing Business Help: Advice Manufacturing offers great advice, small business consulting, low volume outsourcing and CAD design services

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Sep 25, 2016

Low Volume Outsourcing: Quickly get parts made or get jobs on your order book

Low Volume Outsourcing: For Design Engineer buyers and Small Manufacturing Suppliers: Quickly get parts made or get jobs on your SME's order book

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Sep 18, 2016

Manufacturing and Management Consulting: Quickly Solve Business Problems & Grow

Manufacturing and Management Consulting: Helping you quickly solve problems, improve performance and grow, with our expertise

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Sep 18, 2016

Manufacturing Consultants: Expert Help for Engineers and SMEs

Manufacturing Consultants: Expert Help for Engineers and SMEs. Helping you quickly solve problems, improve business performance and grow

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